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Partner with MIAD

When Milwaukee Mitchell International Airport needed a more colorful, modern and user-friendly map for thousands of passengers to use daily, they turned to MIAD. The MIAD Lubar Innovation Center connected the Milwaukee Airport to then Communication Design student Sophie Yufa to design the new map. Today, the map Sophie designed helps people navigate the most-visited building in Milwaukee. 

The Milwaukee Airport is one of many community organizations and businesses MIAD partners with in the Milwaukee area.

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What We Do

MIAD students in Communication Design, Illustration (including our animation track), Interior Architecture and Design, Product Design and Fine Arts + New Studio Practice design creative and innovative solutions to help businesses, organizations and startups address their business challenges.

Our students have worked with Carmex, Colectivo, Generac, Johnsonville, the Milwaukee Ballet, Marcus Performing Arts Center, 88Nine Radio Milwaukee, Penfield Children’s Center, Trusted Media Brands and more. Students have designed logos and brand identities, augmented reality posters, videos and animations. They are passionate and eager to work with clients in Milwaukee.

MIAD continually seeks to expand our partnerships with businesses and organizations in Milwaukee.


Five MIAD students standing

Kate Kruk ’22, Liz Geoffrey ’21, Jordon Polk ’20, Irene Balasoiu ’21 and Amira Humes ’21 designed illustrations for a Carmex social media campaign

Connect with MIAD Students

MIAD students bring unique perspectives and creativity to the businesses for which they work. Businesses can hire our students three ways:

  1. Post internship and job opportunities on the Handshake online portal. We invite employers to to share opportunities for internships, co-ops, permanent and freelance positions, volunteer opportunities and more through the Handshake career portal.
  2. Work with the MIAD Lubar Innovation Center. If you have a project challenge or idea, the MIAD Lubar Innovation Center can connect you with students whose talents match the needs of your specific projects. Projects are done on your schedule and can start anytime throughout the year. Students are paid for their work.
  3. Sponsor a class project. Companies can partner with MIAD on a project students complete in the fall or spring academic semester. You can work with a faculty member and tap into the talent of an entire class, from 20 to 120 students, depending on the class size. Sponsored projects allow you to choose from the best student designs.